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PhD Studentships in Primary Care 2021 

Applications are invited from individuals with a strong academic record who wish to develop a career in primary care research.  Awards are offered at all nine Universities within the NIHR School for Primary Care Research: Bristol, Exeter, Keele, Manchester,  Nottingham, Oxford, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), Southampton and University College London (UCL). Details of the specific research training opportunities and application processes at each University can be found in the guidance notes.

Awards will normally be taken up in October 2021. 

Applicants must have a first degree in a discipline relevant to primary care research and will be expected to complete a PhD/DPhil during the award period. The precise academic qualifications required depend on the university and training offered. This award will fund tuition fees to the value of home fees; students with overseas status are welcome to apply but will need to fund the remainder of their fees from alternative sources.  

The awards offer traditional project-specific training in areas of particular importance to primary care and awarded to applicants from diverse backgrounds including e.g., medical statistics, social sciences, health economics, health psychology).   

Studentship awards include fees and an annual tax-free stipend of £16,000 (plus a London weighting for QMUL and UCL and college fees in Oxford). 

Guidance notes for NIHR SPCR Studentships